Cat Grows Angel Wings – Still Annoying
May 29 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet
Do they bring the paper to their owners? Get their slippers? How about protecting them from strangers? I didn’t think so.
Granted, I don’t do any of those things either, but at least I’m a wiling outlet for their excessive overtures of love. Trust me, it isn’t always easy being fawned over, but I do my best. Most felines will just walk away to take a nap in the silverware drawer instead. That is, if they don’t have a date with the kitty litter box already.
But one enterprising young cat has decided on a tactic that even I can’t compete with. Instead of spoiling it here, I’ll let NBC tell you.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … cat?
A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days: The furry feline has developed wings! Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports.
While some think the bony limbs may be a mutation of some kind – or even a Siamese twin growing inside the cat – others speculate it’s a genetic change perhaps caused by chemicals ingested by the kitty’s mother while she was pregnant.
According to the cat’s owners, he doesn’t seem to mind his new wings – and he’s loving the attention he’s received because of them!
Strange as the case may sound, winged felines are not unheard of. Back in August 2008, the U.K. Telegraph reported that tomcats in China’s Sichuan province developed wing-like growths on their backs.
Veterinary experts said then that despite the hard inner core, the “wings” don’t harm cats’ quality of life or safety. According to the Telegraph’s report, scientists believe the appendages developed due to grooming habits, a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition.
Cat angel wings…is that an oxymoron?